The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare release date arrives this week, finally delivering a new Call of Duty game that looks like it can take advantage of the power of the Xbox One and PS4. Buyers may be surprised to learn that the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare release date is a day earlier than most games thanks to a special Day Zero option that is open to essentially any gamer.
Without a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare demo to test the game out, shoppers are relying on videos, teasers and their annual upgrade to the new Call of Duty to decide if Advanced Warfare is worth buying.
You don’t need to pre-order Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to pick one up on release day, but if you do you can unlock special in-game gear and weapons.
Keep reading to learn what to expect on the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare release date and what buyers need to know about the new Call of Duty release.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Release is Early
The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare release date is November 3rd, not November 4th. This is important because the game comes out on a Monday instead of a Tuesday.
If you are picking the game up in-store make sure you plan to stop Monday. For users who order online, look for a delivery sometime Monday as well.
If you want to go out and get the game at midnight, you need to stay up late Sunday night instead of Monday night. You don’t want to mess that up.
Anyone who plays on Monday with the Day Zero edition will earn Double XP all day.
Special Editions Sold Out Online
In addition to the regular Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare version, there are two special editions with added DLC, faster access to maps and other extras. At Best Buy the Atlas Pro and Atlas Limited Editions are sold out. Amazon still offers both models in stock for release day delivery.
If you don’t pre-order these special editions they may be hard to find in-store on the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare release date and in the weeks after.
Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle
For gamers who need to upgrade to a new console the Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundle is something you don’t want to pass up. You get a special Call of Duty paintjob on the console and controller, double the hard drive space and a digital copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Originally listed as $499, the $50 off Xbox One deal starts today to drop the price to $449.
Midnight Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Release Date Events
Walmart, Best Buy and GameStop are hosting midnight Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare events. All of these events start on Sunday November 2nd, with the sales completing at 12:01 AM on Monday morning so you can rush home to start earning double XP.
Check to see if your Best Buy is open and if you are on the west coast you should note that this actually starts at 9PM your local time. “Store opening times: 9:01 p.m. PT, 10:01 p.m. MT, 11:01 p.m. CT, 12:01 a.m. Monday morning ET.”, according to Best Buy.
Walmart starts selling Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare at 12:01 AM local time and will include tournaments with early play and prizes including posters and badges. Check out the Walmart midnight release details.
GameStop’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare midnight release event starts at 9PM with sales at 12:01 AM and stores staying open until 1 AM. Mike and Ike is sponsoring the event with free samples.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pre-Order Bonus
When you pre-order Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare you unlock a nice bonus that includes weapons and upgrades. You get the following items;
- Two Custom Weapons – AK-12G Assault Rifle, Crossbow-B2
- Full Day of Double XP on November 3rd
- Advanced Arsenal with Bullet Brass Exoskeleton & EM1 Quantum Directed Energy Weapon
The video above explains what the Advanced Arsenal includes for users who pre-order the new Call of Duty from any retailer.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Supply Drops from Mountain Dew
On top of leveling up with XP like in earlier Call of Duty games, players can upgrade weapons, gear and other character items with Supply Drops. You can earn these in-game, or you can buy some with the Mountain Dew and Doritos Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Supply Drops.
These special items include;
- an exoskeleton
- heavy vest kit
- boots and more
You can find them on specially marked Doritos and on Mountain Dew Gamer Fuel. Walmart will stock these for the midnight release event.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Deals
There are a few Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare deals to help you buy the new Call of Duty without spending $60. The best deal is when you stack savings and a trade-in at Best Buy.
You can trade in Call of Duty Ghosts for PS4 & Xbox One for $20 plus a $10 coupon, and then stack a $10 reward certificate on top to get Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for $20. You can collect slightly smaller discounts with a trade-n of Ghosts or Black Ops II on Xbox 360 or PS3. Check out all the details here.
The Microsoft Store offers a $10 gift card when you buy Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare from Microsoft. This is good on the Xbox 360 or Xbox One version.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Demo
We would all love a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare demo to try the new features and gameplay but that is not happening. A demo requires extra time and effort that many developers, including SledgeHammer games don’t want to take away from the main game.
Digital Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Upgrade Offer
If you own a PS3 or Xbox 360 and plan to upgrade to a new Xbox One in the next several months you need to buy Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare digitally.
When you buy the digital Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare version on these consoles you qualify for a free upgrade when you buy a new console. This runs through March 31st, and the only real catch is that you must upgrade to the same console family. That’s Xbox 360 to Xbox One and PS3 to PS4.
Her are more details on this Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare upgrade deal.